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Splitty with Rusty Roof + Grumpys = Samba

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by berg, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. berg

    berg Active Member

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    Rear rust repair finished. All new metal welded in. I’ll post pics later.
    Getting a few small extras done whilst I am off the road. Front indicators replaced as well as new front door hinge pins.
    Behind schedule and over budget (yeah I know imagine that), into paint Tuesday, hopefully have some primer in a week.
     
  2. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Awww.............c'mon!

    I saw a new post and jumped straight in expecting to see some kombi porn :(

    ;)
     
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  3. berg

    berg Active Member

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    Sorry about that, here you go;
     
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  4. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    This is going to look so good
     
  5. OSF

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    Sorry if off topic, but it looks like there's an interesting build happening next door to yours as well. Some kind of food van perhaps?
     
  6. cbus

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    Wonder how many of the imported food vans get registered?
    Seems most of the beer spout ones are trailer jobs only at high prices ?
     
  7. Wayne murray

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    I think from memory you could get them like that,or special build container split screen.
     
  8. berg

    berg Active Member

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    Ok so i am back from OS and looking in on my project.
    The Splitty in the background is a very rare Container Van. Apparently not many built and circa 16 or so left alive. this one getting the full back to specs resto.

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  9. berg

    berg Active Member

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    The Samba25 is in the paint shop, getting soothed and smoothed ready for primer, should have the top half painted Monday.
    I don't have enough brownie points to fully paint the Bus and the orange is in good enough shape, even if it's not my favourite colour, it can wait.
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  10. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Be aware that primer alone, is not watertight or rust protective without top coats......
     
  11. berg

    berg Active Member

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    ok thanks. Regarding the timings, Primer tomorrow, top coats completed Monday.
     
  12. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Cool!

    I misunderstood your post when you said you couldn’t “paint the whole bus”, and thought you were just going to leave the new work in primer....:oops:
     
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  13. berg

    berg Active Member

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    Lots of good stuff happening whilst I've been away.
    My Benco Racing transaxle arrived.
    3.44 ring and pinion
    3.80x2.06x1.26x.82
    All new bearings, complete axle to axle with Reduction Boxes and a 5 year warranty. The issue will be shipping the item back to California for warranty work if required, so fingers crossed. IMG_0292.jpg
     
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  14. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    As a non splitty person .................. why keep the reduction box?

    Wouldnt it be easier and cheaper to go IRS?
     
  15. berg

    berg Active Member

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    I love the low end torque that I have with the RBs, I am hoping the slightly taller gears give me a decent shot at 100kph cruise.
     
  16. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Fair point - never driven one with reduction boxes
     
  17. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Bigger motor gives same plus 100MPH with CV setup ;)
     
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  18. berg

    berg Active Member

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    100mph would be very interesting in this thing. :)
     
  19. berg

    berg Active Member

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    PRIMER.............Go you good thing. Looks great now that its all one colour

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  20. Barry

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    ooooo.................aaaahhh! :)
     

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